I grew up on a farm in Morehead, KY. I came to UK as a student in 1998. By 1999, I began working as a Resident Advisor, one of my earliest jobs at UK. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Education in 2003 and worked for Morehead State University before returning to UK to finish my Master of Science in Education in 2009. I spent 14 years working in student services in housing and residence life, eventually serving as an Area Coordinator, working with roughly 1100 students and serving the Global Village and Global Scholar living learning programs. In 2010, I began working on my PhD in Education and, barring any setbacks, hope to have completed the disseration no later than May 2015. I joined the College of Arts and Sciences in June of 2013 following 14 years in Student Affairs. Somewhere amongst work and education, I was lucky in 2005 to marry my wife, Dana, whom I not only met as a fellow UK student, but also works for the medical side of campus and is a JD, MHA, etc..